CBRE secures Port of Liverpool Building deal

Grade II-listed Port of Liverpool Building is one of the famous Liverpool Three Graces and was completed in 1907 to house the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. Tony McDonough reports

Port of Liverpool Building
Port of Liverpool Building on Liverpool’s waterfront. Picture by Tony McDonough


Global property consultancy CBRE has secured a deal to manage the Port of Liverpool Building – one of Liverpool’s famous waterfront Three Graces.

Built in the Edwardian baroque style, the Grade II-isted Port of Liverpool Building sits alongside Cunard Building and the Royal Liver Building. It was designed by Sir Arnold Thornely and was completed in 1907 to house the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board.

The dock company vacated the building in 1994 and it became a general office building. It was acquired by Liverpool developer Downing in 2006 and underwent a £10m restoration. Current owner Amtrak Real Estate has now tasked CBRE with providing property and asset management services at the site. CBRE already manages the Royal Liver Building.

It will provide a full suite of property management services that will include occupier engagement, facilities management, sustainability and environmental management, as well as wider asset management and community engagement. Rayan Saeed Alesayi, chief executive of Amtrak Real Estate said: “The Port of Liverpool Building is an iconic asset in one of the UK’s key real estate markets.

“Following a competitive pitch process, we awarded the property management services contract to CBRE, whose team displayed a keen understanding of our expectations, and our occupiers’ requirements.”

Andrew Willoughby, director for CBRE property management in the North West, said: “The award of this contract further cements the reputation of CBRE as the preferred property management services provider in Liverpool and the wider North West region. We look forward to providing a best in class service to Amtrak and the building’s occupiers.”

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